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disappointed. you can see the disappointment and the fans of faces as they left the stadium. the cardinals came in and ruined it the celebration. the 79-year wait ended and a celebration broke out. >> i just think it's cool to be here. >> it's my first playoff games ever. and then that's playoff here at home, so i'm excited. >> all you could see were blue skies above a sea of red in the stands. everyone became a kid playing hooky. >> my husband doesn't know i'm here. >> this is the first time in 79 years. hopefully it's something i will tell my kids about. >> i did not really tell my teacher. he doesn't really know where i am. >> the only thing that spoiled the party was this a louis cardinals.
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>> we came out here hoping to see the best team in baseball with the best record in the postseason. it did look that way today. >> it was disappointing, but we have tomorrow. >> that 8-0 defeat really stings. the nats are now in a must win situation. they will go up again tomorrow afternoon. >> it is crunch time for the nationals. they have to win tomorrow in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. we'll have more on the loss and how the team is regrouping. we'll hear from players coming up in sports. >> breaking news for commuters tonight -- things are moving again but there are still delays after a man was hit by an vre train in fairfax county. traffic on the roads is backed up as buses are working to take about 320 stranded train passengers away from the scene. the man was hit near manassas park.
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development of the breaking news we brought you at 5:00 -- police are on the scene of the shooting near gallaudet university. let's go live there for the latest. >> this is actually directly in front of gallaudet university, directly across from the main entrance. there are a lot of police on the scene. the police chief just gave us an update. it was about 4:00 when witnesses reported hearing between five and seven gunshots. police cordoned off a dozen blocks and they found that 18- year-old an alleyway, suffering from gunshot wounds. neighbors say he just turned 81 months ago spoke with us a few moments ago and as far as a motive, she says that's being investigated. when it comes to searching for suspects, she has a very little. >> this is a busy time of afternoon. the broad daylight. anybody you may have seen
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something around 4:00 this afternoon, whether its persons running from the area or suspicious activity, please call us. >> this is directly across street from gallaudet university. at no point was the school put on a block down. >> fairfax county police say a serial fondler has more victims than first thought. they save six assaults have been reported in the springfield area. a 25-year-old woman says she was at the bus stop between september 9 and 13th when a man came up behind her, groped her and ran off. the woman came forward with that story when detectives canvassed the neighborhood last week. >> until a presidential election and about 27 hours until the next big debate. as mitt romney tries to capitalize on some good polling numbers, the president is giving us a preview of what to expect the next time he faces his challenger.
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our senior political reporter is in the newsroom with the latest. >> but keep in mind this race is constantly in a state of flux. in the past week, we seen a debate and employment rates and new poll numbers all with a perceived momentum shift. today, you saw both candidates deliver the next big punch. >> emerging today with new music and new pact in his step, he has reason to feel confident based on new polls. >> he might think what are you going to do to make things turn around that fast question mark number one, electing someone who cares about the economy and understands it will create enthusiasm in america. >> he wants to build on that energy in danville, kentucky where paul ryan arrived today and will debate the vice president joe biden tomorrow. but joe biden has been here before many times and knows how to work the crowd. >> can i call you go?
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>> the president is anxious for his next try even his supporters are scratching their heads over what went wrong. >> i think it's fair to say i was just too polite. the good news is, that's just the first one and it's fair to say we will see a little more activity at the next one. >> meanwhile mayor ronnie is facing critics after telling the newspaper there was no legislation regards with abortion that would become part of my agenda despite promises to end funding to planned parenthood and desires to see roe vs. wade overturned. >> the magic button called google can help anyone find mitt romney's far, right wing conservative positions. who is the real mitt romney? that's the question. >> they said they're not hitting the panic button by any stretch. they have always ran his campaign as if they are five points behind. you can hear from the president himself tonight as he sits down
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with diane sawyer. >> you can watch the vice- presidential debate tomorrow night at 9 right here on abc seven. we invite you to go to on your smart phone, a tablet or browser. we're using new technology on our web site so you can give us your instant reaction to the debate. >> the supreme court is taking up a challenge to a university of texas program that considers race in college admissions. people rallied at the court this morning after abigail fisher filed suit against the school cleaning she did not get admitted because she is white. the university says it uses race and on many factors to determine about a quarter of its incoming classes and that it necessary to have such a standard to provide diversification. people on both sides of the issue are talking about this one. >> i hope the court would not in effect turn back the clock on racial equality and diversity in this country.
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>> i hope the court rules race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> the justices are not expected to issue rolling until at least early next year. >> coming up, new revelations about what happened the day in the u.s. consulate in benghazi was attacked. >> bundle up -- prepared to save -- prepared to pay more on your heating bill. >> a cloudy start and sunshine this afternoon. will it move away tomorrow?
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pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising.
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>> the first hearing on the benghazi attacks that killed a u.s. ambassador and other americans got underway today. >> for the attacks spontaneous or an act of terrorism? >> a hearing about the attack that killed a master chris stevens and three others in benghazi last night -- was not a response to a video. each witnesses -- each with this referred to it as an unprecedented attack. >> i have not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity in libya nor with my time with the diplomatic security service. >> ambassador patrick kennedy says officials didn't try to mislead the public but reported
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with a new time. >> if any official including a career official were on television on sunday, september 16, they would have said what ambassador rice said. >> the committthe state department for coming clean but insisted the administration failed to answer requests for security at the compound, putting lives at risk. he confronted a security expert. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number and three others and our ambassador and that are others are recovering the catholic moment to breach the facility, somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> congressman elijah cummings urged them not to use the death of four americans to make a political point less than a month before the election. >> my goal is to try to put this toxic partisanship behind us and focus on the security of our personnel. >> there seem to be agreement the embassy was outgunned. the only question is whether or not reasonable security measures
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could have saved lives. >> next how much more you can expect to pay for heating your home this winter. >> if you have turned your heat on, doug hill is here to tell you whether you leave it for the rest of the week. >> the cardinals turned the heat up on the national spirit a full house and a beautiful day, but the defending world champions are closer to the national league championship. we'll take you to the ballpark to hear from ups let me tell you
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how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china d improvingng job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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>> 7 is on your side tonight with a granola bar recall. the organic theater chip granola bars are being recalled because of possible some a lot contamination in that in a better. the granola bars have a sell date of november 1, 2012. there have not been reports of illness from these bars. >> the economy is not keeping people from spending money on halloween and are getting their pets in on the action now more
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than ever. pet owners are expected to spend $370 million on costumes for their four legged friends this halloween, $40 million more than last year. according to a survey, the most popular costumes will be pumpkins and devils. >> you may want to save some of that cost money because you will have to pay more to heat your home this winter. winter was the warmest on record. heating bills were relatively low, but this winter is expected to be colder. while prices are stable, gas customers can expect their bill to be 15% higher than last year. heating oil customers will see the biggest jump, 20% higher than last year. that is what happens. >> today is beautiful. >> at the moment, we're starting to get some clouds, but the next few days should be nice with lots of sunshine. at washington lee high school,
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looking toward the east and southeast, a cloud band associated with the area will clear later tonight. getting a bit chilly with 47 degrees. a wind gust in the past hour, 36 miles an hour. damascus at 62. we're starting to see the wind gust pickup with the final passage but no rain associated with it. 71 degrees this afternoon, the average now 70 degrees. we're looking around the area for signs of the cold front and we can see it in the shift of wind direction. this will make the band of cloudiness moving into the area, nice and clear and we will give you the story later tonight and tomorrow. 68 degrees at reagan national. cool air will see is tomorrow cooler than today, even with a
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full day of sunshine. then warming up on friday and cooling off on saturday and warming up on sunday. none of them are active. the next chance of rain will come on monday. that will sweep through and cooler skies will move in overnight. high pressure is the dominant feature. sunshine and a few clouds, warmer on friday as the front moves out and as we get into the weekend, with like a beautiful weather with another warm up. clear later tonight, 37 to 4760- 64 degrees. to the next seven days, 62 degrees. sunshine throughout the day. 66 on friday.
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sunday partly cloudy and breezy and warmer. overcast as we head into the afternoon and evening. a cold front and we will cool off next week. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> lesson number one, do not trifle with the cardinals. >> i feel bad. >> and the defending world champions have given the nationals a good old-fashioned education. it has been the school of hard knocks, scoring 20 runs. at the top of the second, your batter goes.
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a got up and out an artery and dampened the spirits that national park. but did that nationals have their chances today -- base runners every inning. they just could not get timely hits, could not get the rally runs and couldn't get the momentum. the final was 8-0. i know it has been a long day but what are they saying in the clubhouse? >> they know they are not out of it yet. the offense has failed to get the job done and it has been dismal. in the past two games, the cardinals have outscored the nats and washington has stranded 11 runners on base. that was the main topic of conversation after the game. >> i believe in this team and i believe in these guys. we have over 100 seasons and we
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are the best team in baseball. >> i like my ball club and we want to come out and play good game tomorrow. >> the pitching has not been pretty. tomorrow, the must win game. to the conspiracy theory talk because people are going to one a huge game tomorrow. >> thank you. you are right. there will be a lot of comments both ways. some good news that of redskins park -- robert griffin the third has been cleared to play. he has been playing since suffering a mild concussion. he is closer to getting back in the lineup against the vikings but he did not take the normal amount of snaps. he proved to the coaches he was ok but the coaches and sure if you'll go against minnesota.
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still, a good sign to see him out there today. >> i imitated the fly and a huge cheer from that team. it's something i have to make myself aware of it. everyone knows i'm a tough guy. i kept that promise. >> definitely a tough guy and hopefully will be a smarter guy. >> 730 is the start time. the series tied at one game apiece. a-rod will stay in the game and the orioles have not backed off the yankees. >> what a let me tell you how i w
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when president obama couldn't. first my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. myx tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female annouer ] but this is what the e budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while e cutting nearly eight hundred billion
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from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? alexis dougli : i can remember when i was younger and... my family was not necessarily financially stable. we were poor. anncr: then alexis got a job at the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. alexis: i started as a wardrobe clerk.
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but then i was able to work my way up. i got a 401k, i have health insurance... and i make great money. anncr: in maryland, question seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. from hotel and restaurant staff to accountants... and construction workers. alexis: if you want a great place to work with good pay... and great benefits, vote for question seven. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% % more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far.
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yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> some nice days ahead of us. >> here's a live look across the city. you can see some bands that will clear the area tonight. very chilly in the morning. a nice warmup tomorrow but not as warm as today. you can see the ups and downs over the next few days. more about this and the forecast coming up. >> good baseball weather. abc world news is coming up
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pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising.
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